On Saturday November 27, Brent Larsson’s veteran nine-year-old Hadabeclorka caused a massive upset, the $41 chance beating home a field full of more fancied and younger runners in the 2010 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot Racecourse.
Going out as a $41 chance in the $750,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), Hurricane Sky gelding Hadabeclorka and champion local jockey William Pike were able to knuckle down and pull out a career best performance to beat home King Kool Kat ($11), ridden by Melbourne Cup winning jockey Gerald Mosse, by a comprehensive one and a quarter lengths.
Favourite Whitefriars ($3.40) finished a further three quarters of a length away in third, while $4 second elect Waratah’s Secret was a respectable fourth producing the best final 600m sectional outside of the winner coming from a long way back.
Known as a non-genuine racehorse, Hadabeclorka looked in trouble early outpaced and settled well back in the field.
But a brilliant ride by Pike saw Hadabeclorka move up on the inside of the field, charging home along the rails to score their biggest career victory.
Hadabeclorka, relatively lightly-raced for their age, has now won nine of their 39 career starts for $825,005 in prize money.
Connections will run Hadabeclorka once more this preparation on December 11 in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.
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2010 Winterbottom Stakes Results & Finishing Order
|1||$41||HADABECLORKA||WILLIAM PIKE||BRENT LARSSON||01:08:76|
|2||$11||KING KOOL KAT||GERALD MOSSE||IAN GLADING||1 1/4 L|
|3||$3.40||WHITEFRIARS||DAMIEN OLIVER||RICK WORTHINGTON||2 L|
|4||$4||WARATAH’S SECRET||PAUL HARVEY||DAVID HARRISON||2 1/4 L|
|5||$41||WERD||CRAIG STAPLES||CHRIS GANGEMI||2 1/2 L|
|6||$6.50||MARASCO||DANIEL STAECK||FRED KERSLEY||4 1/4 L|
|7||$19||KASABIAN||SHAUN O’DONNELL||DARREN MC AULIFFE||4 1/4 L|
|8||$14||IDYLLIC PRINCE||JASON BROWN||JIM TAYLOR||4 3/4 L|
|9||$15||MA MA MACHINE||ALAN KENNEDY||ADAM DURRANT||4 3/4 L|
|10||$61||REVOLITION||BRAD PARNHAM||PAUL JORDAN||5 1/4 L|
|11||$51||ELLIOTTO||PATRICK CARBERY||NEVILLE PARNHAM||6 1/4 L|
|12||$31||TARZI||STEVEN PARNHAM||NEVILLE PARNHAM||8 1/4 L|
|13||$101||MOONLIGHT DRIVE||CLINT HARVEY||TREVOR ANDREWS||10 1/2 L|
|14||$41||DANTE’S VOLONTE||MICHAEL WALKER||SIMON BARRASS||12 1/4 L|
|15||$16||GRAND JARDIN||JARRAD NOSKE||BRUCE WATKINS||12 3/4 L|
|SCR||–||TRUE PERSUASION||BRAD RAWILLER||MICK PRICE||SCRATCHED|
|SCR||–||FOR YOUR EYES ONLY||TROY TURNER||PAUL JORDAN||SCRATCHED|